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5TH DANUBE PARTICIPATION DAY
EXPANDING CIVIC SPACE- PARTICIPATION STRATEGIES IN THE DANUBE REGION

DRAFT AGENDA

Moderation: Daniela Urschitz and Belin Molov

VENUE: HOUSE OF EUROPE, Sofia, 124, G.S. Rakovski Str.

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09:00 – 09:30 Registration

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09:30 – 10:00 Opening Session

Iva Taralezhkova, Citizens Participation Forum, Sofia, Bulgaria

Claudia Singer, Priority Area 10 Institutional Capacity & Cooperation of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, Vienna, Austria

Denitsa Nikolova, National Coordinator, Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, Sofia, Bulgaria (tbc)

Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia, Bulgaria

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10:00 – 10:30 Key Note-Title to be added,  on Expanding Civic Space - Participation Strategies in the Danube region, N.N., Bulgaria

Interactive Q & A

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10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break

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10:45 – 12:00 Shining Examples using of Civic Space

Interactive Q & A

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12:00 – 13:00  Networking Lunch

(During the lunch break we will be playing videos, introducing participating organizations and projects of the afternoon panel: Speed Dating.)

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13:00 – 15:00  Video Speed Dating Panel

(This session is open to all participants, who send us a short video of their initiative, idea and project prior to the event.)

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15:00 – 16:30     EUSDR Next Steps

Update on the implementation of the Macro Regional Strategies and the EUSDR, Csaba Hende, European Commission, Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, Unit D1 Competence Centre Macro-regions and European Territorial Cooperation, Brussels, Belgium

Report on The Agenda for Participation andOutlook 2019, Claudia Singer, Priority Area 10 Institutional Capacity & Cooperation of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, Vienna, Austria & Stefan A. Lütgenau, Danube Civil Society Forum/ Foster Europe, Foundation for strong European Regions, Eisenstadt, Austria

Interactive Q & A

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16:30 – 17:00 Closing remarks and Passing the Bell

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18:00 Evening Reception

Welcome, Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia, Bulgaria

Title to be added, Theresa Schopper, State Secretary, Ministry of State, Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany

Program might be subject to change